XRAY.FM and Holocene present...
8:30pm | $12.00 day of show
Doldrums began in 2010 amidst the fleetingly chaotic atmosphere of the Montreal noise scene, emerging with a genre blending sound built on rampant sampling and a sci-fi obsessed aesthetic. Doldrums came to the attention of listeners around the world after contributing the B-side to Portishead's 2010 single 'Chase the Tear'. They signed to Berlin label Souterrain Transmissions in 2012, releasing the "Egypt" 12" EP, that recontextualized the noisey experimentation of the Montreal noise scene into an ambitious, eight minute warehouse club jam, as well as contributing production work to other albums in the montreal community including Grimes' 'Visions' and Cadence Weapon's 'Hope in Dirt City'. In 2013 Doldrums released their first full length, 'Lesser Evil' on Montreal label Arbutus Records.
Now working on their follow up release (release date TBA), the band has magnified the scale of their sound to accommodate bigger stages while touring rigorously over the last 2 years. Originally the solo project of artist Airick Woodhead, the live band now includes regular collaborators Guy Dallas, Flow Child and his brother Daniel Benjamin. The new material bursts with energy and casts Airick as a frontman rather than a producer, his eerie falsetto rising above the controlled chaos onstage.
Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator Maddy Wilde have been making music together for most of their lives. As Moon King, the two singers weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion, their live performances capturing a raw-nerve intensity that verges on ecstatic. Many of their songs appeal to our darker subconscious desires, reveling in the embrace of fear and ego as a means of escape. Moon King released two EP's, Obsession I and II on Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk's label One Big Silence, re-released in Europe by Tough Love Records in the fall of 2013, and are working on their debut full-length.
DJ Short Change
Plus surf films, art show, raffle and more!
DJ Short Change
Plus surf films, art show, raffle and more!
6pm | $15.00 day of show
The Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is hosting their 3rd annual Surfrider Soiree from 6pm to 11pm! The fundraiser will include an art show & silent auction, surf film screening, raffle (including surfboard raffle!) and dancing! Proceeds will benefit the Portland Chapter of Surfrider's 'Clean Water Campaign'. Special thanks to Dick's Sporting Goods and all of our other sponsors!
DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN
The legendary indie-dance party from Seattle and LA comes to Portland!
9pm | $5.00 day of show
Leave your expectations and inhibitions at the door, and dance to artists like: LCD Soundsystem | Phantogram | CHVRCHES | Miike Snow | RAC | Charli XCX | Little Boots | Empire of The Sun | Hercules & Love Affair | Purity Ring | Diamond Rings | Icona Pop | Bag Raiders | Kate Boy | Holy Ghost | Cut Copy | Van She | Capital Cities | The Knife | Trust | St. Lucia | French Horn Rebellion | Goldroom | Cherub | Pictureplane | Niki and The Dove | Clubfeet | Haim | Major Lazer | Beat Connection | Hey Champ | Miami Horror | Justice | Gossip | Gemini Club | Little Daylight | Soulwax | Penguin Prison | Chromeo | and many, many more.
Heroes X Villains (Ultra Records • Atlanta)
De Ham Boyz (Ham On Everything • LA)
9pm | $10.00 advance $13.00 day of show
With roots in punk/hardcore and an appreciation for Southern rap music, Heroes x Villains start their ascent with warbling, bass heavy, electronic dance music remixes of Waka Flocka Flame's 'Oh Let's Do It' and Gucci Mane's 'Lemonade'. These, a remix of Lil' Jon and Diplo's 'U Don't Like Me' and several others make up 'We Off That,' their first mixtape which garners critical acclaim.
Less speakers burst into flames these days but Heroes x Villains DJ sets remain as caustic as ever. Stage diving and raucous mosh pits are regular occurrences; champagne spraying in every direction and half naked women moving in ways their parents wouldn't likely approve of come standard. The raw, occult like energy and track selection is a manifestation of how Disaster and fans of Heroes x Villains choose to live: shameless, unrepentant, maximalist hedonism.
Heroes x Villains barreled into 2012 as diverse and dangerous as ever. Beginning in early January, they introduced the weekly 'BLXRRD OXT' series, manipulating records like Young Jeezy's ode to intoxication 'WXY 2 GXNE' and England's dark pop princess Charlie XCX 'NUXLEAR SEAXONX' into soundtracks for a haunting, drug-addled haze.
And in February, showcasing the two year progression of Southern rap music fusing with electronic dance elements, comes rising Atlanta rap group FKi's mixtape 'Transformers In The Hood' produced by Diplo, Heroes x Villains and Atlanta EDM producer Mayhem.
With genre-bending, rule breaking unpredictability as their calling card, it's pointless to attempt to figure out what Heroes x Villains may do next... best to just sign the waiver and enjoy the ride...
Chelsea Uniqorn (of Unicorn Domination)
Mr. Charming (Gaycation)
8:30pm | $12.00 advance $14.00 day of show
Join us for an ALL AGES event with LA - based pop sensation DEV! VIP ticket packages (including t-shirt, CD, and meet and greet with Dev) for sale on Ticketfly.
Dev's music is a fun sexy, mix of pop, R&B, dance and hip-hop, all delivered with a distinctive, unique voice. Born in Manteca, CA to parents of Mexican and Portuguese decent Dev has always had a cultural awareness that has seeped into every part of her style including her music. Signed to Republic Records in 2010 Dev quickly became the next pop star with edge after Far East Movement used her song "Booty Bounce" in the international hit "Like A G6." Dev went on to have a Top 10 record in the UK with the well received "Bass Down Low" and a Top 10 record in the US with "In The Dark." Dev has been featured on numerous other songs including JLS's "She Makes Me Wanna," The New Boyz "Backseat" and more recently Martin Solveig's "We Came To Smash" featured in the movie Pitch Perfect. Currently, Dev is working on the follow up to her debut album The Night The Sun Came Up. The first singles from her forthcoming EP Bittersweet July are the Hitboy produced "Kiss It" featuring Sage The Gemini, and "Honey Dip."
ALL AGES WELCOME! Since January 2009, Friends of Family Farmers has hosted InFARMation (and Beer!) each month in Portland. This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger, and real changes in our local food system are possible. InFARMation (and Beer!) is always free and open to the public, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm.
5:30pm | FREE!